Going Even Greener: Bags

28 Feb

Parkland Southland 15″ Computer Backpack

Promotional products manufacturer LEED’S (PCNA) has introduced a number of new bags in time for Earth Day 2021. These seems to be part of a larger push to provide a wider range of promotional products made from recycled and/or sustainable materials.

From LEED’S, “As sustainability becomes a higher priority for people everywhere, demand for eco-friendly products is on the rise. Businesses are taking strides to be more environmentally conscious, and consumers are more mindful of what they’re buying. In fact, 66% of shoppers reported that they would spend more on a product if it came from a sustainable brand (Nielsen). Here are some new ideas for the type of eco-friendly gifts your clients may be looking for.”

Here are some of the new bags they have released. See more options on their website. We will  be looking at these new products, and likely writing some blogs about individual items.

Merritt Recycled 15″ Computer Backpack – The Merritt Recycled 15” Computer Backpack is modern, on trend and offers a simple everyday carry solution. This backpack features a roomy, zippered main compartment with 15” laptop sleeve, a zippered front pocket on the top flap, as well as another zippered front pocket. Added features like a side water bottle pocket and padded shoulder straps make this a great everyday carry option. This backpack is made from recycled water bottles.

Graphite Deluxe Recycled Sling Backpack

Graphite Deluxe Recycled Sling Backpack – The Graphite Deluxe Recycled Sling Backpack features a zippered main compartment and a front zippered pocket with organization. This sling includes a premium lash tab and an adjustable shoulder strap. Made from recycled water bottles, not only is this sling on-trend, but it’s also eco-friendly.

Merchant & Craft Revive 15″ Computer Rucksack – Merchant & Craft-simple classics for your modern lifestyle. The Merchant & Craft Revive Recycled 15″ Computer Rucksack features RPET 600d material made from recycled water bottles. This backpack features a padded laptop sleeve that can hold up to a 15″ laptop in the large, zippered main compartment. Keep your water bottle close by with the side water bottle pocket while keeping your mask and keys handy in the zippered front pocket. Carry in comfort with the padded, adjustable shoulder straps.

Parkland Southland 15″ Computer Backpack – The exterior of Parkland bags is made with 100% recycled water bottles. The Parkland Southland 15″ Computer Backpack was designed with style and sustainability in mind. The Southland’s top loading main compartment makes it easy to pack. This backpack also features double side water bottle pockets and a zippered front pocket. The high volume design makes this backpack both a great everyday bag and the perfect travel companion.

Parkland Tello 15″ Computer Backpack – The exterior of Parkland bags is made with 100% recycled water bottles. Say hello to the Parkland Tello, a backpack designed with style and sustainability in mind. Complete with a discrete water bottle pocket and 15″ laptop sleeve, the Tello combines the functionality of a traditional school bag with a simple, clean design. This backpack features slim shoulder straps, a secure front zip pocket, and can hold three 1″ binders.

CamelBak Eco-Arete 18L Backpack – With its lightweight materials and reversible, double-duty design, the Eco-Arete 18 is one of the most versatile packs we make. This bag gives you room for snacks, layers, essentials, and 1.5 liters of water. It’s lightweight materials and packable design also make it an excellent travel bag that won’t add bulk to your luggage. We updated this version of the Arete with additional pockets to keep your gear organized, along with a removable sternum strap. This bag is made with waterless dyed lining, recycled poly airmesh harness, recycled poly pocket mesh.

Aft Recycled 15″ Computer Backpack – The AFT Recycled 15” Computer Backpack is sure to be your new go-to bag. This backpack features a zippered main compartment with a padded laptop sleep. In the main compartment you’ll also find a large zippered mesh pocket perfect for storing clothes for an overnight trip. The front of this backpack also features vertical 2 zippered pockets. One pocket features ample storage and organization while the other is a PEVA lined water bottle pocket. There’s also a smaller front zippered pocket for easy access to your essentials. This backpack is made from recycled water bottles.

All off the bags are part of the partnership with 1% For The Planet, where one percent of sales will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

If you are interested in these products to promote your business, or if you wish to see samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

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